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This randomized clinical trial assesses the safest procedures after initial successful nonoperative treatment of periappendicular abscess by comparing treatment success and morbidity in patients receiving interval appendectomy with patients receiving nonsurgical follow-up with magnetic resonance imaging.
This study investigates the association of timing of colostomy reversal after diverticulitis with operative outcomes and patient characteristics using data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project State Inpatient Databases.
This meta-analysis evaluates the association of prophylactic negative pressure wound therapy with rates of surgical site infection among patients with closed laparotomy incisions performed for general and colorectal surgery in elective and emergency settings.
This JAMA Patient Page describes the endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography procedure and its purposes.
This cohort study compares the outcomes of nonoperatively managed appendicitis against appendectomy in patients with uncomplicated appendicitis from a private insurance claims database.
This single-arm study evaluates the role of fluorescent lymphography using near-infrared imaging as an intraoperative tool for achieving complete lymph node dissection and compares the number of lymph nodes retrieved with the use of near-infrared imaging and the number of lymph nodes retrieved without the use of near-infrared imaging.
This multicenter study investigates the risk factors, patterns, and outcomes of late recurrence after curative liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma.
A postmenopausal woman presented with severe abdominal pain. Computed tomography revealed solid extracolonic implants, and magnetic resonance imaging showed 2 corresponding areas of focus. What is your diagnosis?
This study uses 2011-2014 ACS NSQIP data to compare perioperative outcomes for early vs delayed cholecystectomy treatment among 1937 adult patients with mild gallstone pancreatitis.
This multicenter cohort study examines the influence of intraoperative findings as a measure of disease severity on complication rates and use of health care resources in children with complicated appendicitis.
This cohort study of patients from the 5 Nordic countries examines whether gastroesophageal antireflux surgery is associated with decreased risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma and whether surgically and medically treated patients experience different outcomes.
This study evaluates the accuracy of the Pediatric End-stage Liver Disease score in estimating 90-day pretransplant mortality among of pediatric patients on the United Network for Organ Sharing waiting list.
This study examines the effectiveness and cost of gastrografin upper gastrointestinal imaging test performed on patients after a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.
This case series evaluates demographic, perioperative, and pathologic data from the US Neuroendocrine Tumor Study Group database to identify the role of positive lymph nodes in small-bowel neuroendocrine tumors.
This systematic review investigates rates and types of recurrences in women who had undergone repair of primary inguinal hernia.
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